Meetings are held by videoconference. On the town’s website, wellfleet-ma.gov, look on the right side under the calendar and click on All Upcoming Events for a calendar of meetings. Click on the name of the meeting you want to join.
Thursday, April 9
- Nauset Regional School Committee, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 14
- Select Board with Emergency Management Team, Covid-19 updates, 10 a.m.
- Board of Water Commissioners, 4 p.m.
Wednesday, April 15
- Water Commissioners, 4 p.m.
Thursday, April 16
- Barnstable County HOME Consortium, 8:30 a.m.
- Cape Cod Commission, Herring River Executive Committee, 3 p.m.
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 7 p.m.
Wellfleet has had four confirmed cases of coronavirus as of April 7, according to the health department.
Don’t Hesitate to Call 911
Some people have not been calling the Wellfleet Fire Dept. when they need help because they didn’t want to go to the hospital or waste first responders’ time. “Please don’t do that,” said Fire Chief Richard Pauley on April 7. “Your health is still important.”
No Tennis, No Playground, but Beaches Open
The town holds weekly Covid-19 update Zoom meetings on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Anyone may listen and participate in these by following the link on the town’s website.
On April 7, Becky Rosenberg, the recreation director, announced that the Baker’s Field recreation area, including the playground, the skateboard park, and the tennis and pickleball courts, are closed until at least May 1. The U.S. Tennis Association recommended a “collective pause” due to the common touching of tennis equipment, Rosenberg said. Beaches are still open.
Hillary Greenberg-Lemos, the town health agent, recommends people do wear masks outdoors. They can be homemade, but they must be tightfitting and cover the nose and mouth, she said. They should have two fabric layers and should be washable with soap and hot water. Town officials are compiling a list of sources where Wellfleet residents can get masks. First responders have recently received shipments of personal protective equipment, said Fire Chief Pauley on April 7. The police and fire departments have enough for the next 30 to 40 days, he said. —K.C. Myers.